FRANKFURT—More than $2 billion in commercial real estate loans will be transferred from Deutsche Bank AG‘s portfolio into the hands of private equity firm TPG. That’s according to a report from Reuters, which obtained the information from unnamed sources familiar with the deal.

Driven by the strong US commercial real estate market, the German banking powerhouse is said to be close to selling most of its portfolio, and it’s expected to realize a profit on the sale. Financial institutions globally have also begun downsizing their balance sheet holdings ahead of the implementation of the Volcker Rule, a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that restricts banks’ ability to trade with their own money.

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